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With its historic buildings, charming towns and villages, host of cultural attractions and a great range of places to eat and drink Uttlesford is a great place to shop and spend your leisure time.

Audley End House side viewOur two market towns, Great Dunmow and Saffron Walden offer a wide range of independent shops and high street names. Nearby Cambridge and Harlow provide further opportunities for shopping and for high end goods at a discount, the Freeport designer outlet village is just down the road.  


Culturally, there are  many museums and galleries to visit as well as a range of parks and gardens, including the stunning Audley End House. For entertainment Saffron Walden boasts Saffron Screen, a lively community cinema, and superb concert venue at Saffron Hall whilst the annual Thaxted Festival is a magnet for music lovers.


For outdoor enthusiasts National Cycle Route 11 runs through the district and to the south is the stunning Flitch Way path, a former railway line that passes through 15 miles of rural Essex between Bishop's Stortford and Braintree.   


You can find out more about local attractions and shopping on  local tourism website and there's a wide range of information about the area at

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